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Sep. 20, 2014 @ 01:14 PM

Farm Festival kicks off Farm-City celebrations

This week, families can learn more about the farms and farmers who bring us nutritious food during the annual Union County Farm City Celebration.

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 01:17 PM

Coupon Queen gives lessons, donates to needy

Angela Parks is saving the world, one coupon at a time.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 01:22 PM

Hearing set on Indian Trail Town Hall

The public is invited to share thoughts on the location of a proposed new town hall during hearing Tuesday.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 01:28 PM

City begins road resurfacing

The City of Monroe will begin resurfacing and repairing several streets within the City limits starting Monday. 


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Sep. 20, 2014 @ 01:52 PM

Warriors blank Rebels, improve to 5-0

Weddington 45, Parkwood 0

CATA 38, South Stanly 0]

Sun Valley 17, Porter Ridge 10

Cuthbertson 28, Forest Hills 14

Charlotte Christian 35, Monroe 27

Rocky River 21, Marvin Ridge 0

Union Academy 22, East Montgomery 0

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 11:29 AM

WHS-Parkwood enter matchup on win streaks

Weddington (4-0) hosts Parkwood (3-1) in Week 5, highlighting a seven-game schedule that includes three intra-county games. Porter Ridge (0-4) is seeking its first win of the year, and the Pirates would love for it to come against archrival Sun Valley (2-2). See the breakdown of all seven games involving UC.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 11:52 AM

Mavs chasing sixth straight league title

Marvin Ridge's volleyball team improved to 14-3 overall and 4-0 in league play with Thursday's win over Sun Valley. The Mavericks have a big league match against Weddington on Sept. 23. The Warriors are also 4-0 in the SCC.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 08:59 PM

Warriors stay unbeaten with win over MHS

Weddington took advantage of three Monroe turnovers in the first quarter, then held off a second-half charge in Saturday's 28-20 road win. "We felt like we wanted it more than them and we wore them down by the end of the game," said WHS junior center Andy Horne.


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Sep. 20, 2014 @ 01:25 PM

The Adoptables

Jax is a sweet, loving Husky mix, whose Carolina blue eyes would melt the hearts of most Tarheels.

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

The Adoptables

Cute puppies and fluffy kittens abound at the Union County Animal Shelter this week!


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

The Adoptables

Fin is a sweet little girl who will swim into your heart.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

Pencil brings out best in artist

Despite drawing ever since she was very young, Gina Rugito-Anderson recently chose to make it more than a hobby.


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 12:48 PM

The Adoptables

Sunny, named for his orange color and cheerful disposition, is soft, cuddly and ready for you to take him home.


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May. 10, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis

Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier

Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger

Is redistricting really necessary?  — Collin Love

  Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Letters to the editor

There is no risk of a constitutional convention

Take nothing at face value … investigate

Finally scared enough to vote?

Check the batteries in your smoke detector

Transparency vs. paranoia


Feb. 08, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

My alternative to Obamacare

When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina.  I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.


Jan. 18, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

Marketing is theme of Entrepreneurs meeting

How do you like that frost on your car windows in the morning?


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Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Eighth Station

Arriving at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the church representing the eighth station of the cross, Mark Kocik, of Marshville, pauses in the archway for a scripture reading prior to entering the sanctuary for the church's traditional Good Friday service at noon. Several dozen Christians met at the First Presbyterian Church earlier to participate in the eight stations of the cross ceremony, carrying the cross to eight locations in the downtown area, pausing for prayer and scripture at each station.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 10:39 PM

Frankie Richard

As temperatures once again climbed into the 60's recently, Frankie Richard, of Albemarle, steals a few rays of sunshine between customers last Tuesday afternoon at Union Thrift Store on Charlotte Avenue. Richard oversees the thrift shop for owner, Rick Roberts, four days a week.

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 09:20 PM

Tower Techs

Clark Dunn, left, passes tools over to co-worker Brad Lehrmann as they work about 80 feet up on a 300 foot cell tower in Stallings recently. The two were part of a five man crew from FDH Engineering, assigned to add structural supports to the tower to accommodate additional equipment for carrier upgrades.

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 09:37 PM

Zach Wallace & Major - Weather feature

Zach Wallace, of Wingate, enjoyed the t-shirt and shorts weather earlier in the week as he walked Major, his seven-month-old Weimaraner along Pearl Circle in Wingate. Wallace, a Wingate University graduate, is a first-year law student the Charlotte School of Law.